delicieuxzI think it'd pretty easy to solve the bots and probably the large majority of the scalping: 1. Implement a competent captcha to add cards to an online shopping cart. 2. Require an email confirmation to proceed with the checkout process - not to complete it, but to proceed to the billing information stage. 3. Put a weekly or monthly limit on the number of cards that can be ordered using one account, one shipping address, and one billing address as maybe also one shipping location. The system automatically checks that more than 1 or 2 cards aren't being sent to the same address, or using the same billing address, or being paid for with the same credit card - and any attempts to do so are automatically denied. Or, only take orders by phone, while also having a maximum order limit. If companies aren't doing something like this, then it's probably because they don't actually want to stop the bots, the scalping, and the inflation of prices on the cards.
FeklarAuto notify? I've been buying Evga cards for 15 years, and have tried many times and auto notify has not worked once ever. Once you get the notification, the product is long gone.
gterry180Don't buy scalped hardware and hope they get enough product out to make it not worth their while...
thefinalhopeThere will always be a market for scalped cards unfortunately, it's not as simple as 'just don't buy it'. The people who buy these overpriced scalped cards the ones that are not checking out forums where people are saying this.